This work on breastfeeding contains accessible, practical information explaining the benefits of breastfeeding, how to do it successfully, how to manage problems, and how to look after yourself.
Penny Stanway is a writer, doctor, artist and cook.
She worked as a doctor in general practice, then in child health. After having her first baby, she realized the usual advice to breastfeed every 4 hours for 10 minutes a side didn't work for her. Research revealed that this advice was based on schedules for bottle-feeding, took no account of how a woman's body works, and meant most women couldn't breastfeed successfully. Her passion to share and explain well-founded, up-to-date information led to her first book, 'Breast is Best' (US - 'The Breastfeeding Bible'). This much-loved guide aims to enable women to breastfeed for as long as they want and is now in its 6th edition
Penny's 27 subsequent books, many on women's health, baby-care and child health, have continued to empower others.
Her 8 most recent books are about 'miracle foods' such as garlic, olive oil, spices and teas. They include 'The Miracle of Honey'.
Penny has also written:
* 'Free Your Inner Artist', on encouraging creativity - and including an account of her feelings and other responses to 3 years of art classes.
* 'Christmas - a Cook's Tour', with Ingeborg Relph, about Christmas food around the world.
WEBSITES: pennystanway.com and pennystanwayart.com
Amazon reviews of any of Penny's books are most welcome.